Sony Xperia X series wasn’t the best in the flagship smartphones. Even Chinese smartphones such as the OnePlus 3 offer great performance at an amazing price. If you look at the Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance, their major flaw was the price which was a whopping $700 when they were released in the United States. Both of the handsets are similar in design. The Xperia X Performance is little heavier due to its high-end specs than the Xperia X. Sony has learned their lesson now. If they have to keep up with the top dogs then they have to do something new. They’ve recently launched the Sony Xperia XA Ultra which is better than the Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Performance. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra has a great price and offers great performance.

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance is still on sale in the US markets at discounts. Sony has just released their new phablet, called the Xperia XA Ultra in the United States.

Sony Xperia XA Ultra Specifications:

  • Cellular Connectivity: Dual SIM support (Nano SIM, dual stand by)
  • Display: 6-inch IPS capacitive 1080p display   with scratch resistant glass.
  • Processor: 2.0GHz octa-core processor.
  • OS: Latest Andriod Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS.
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset.
  • RAM:3GB RAM,
  • Storage: 16GB internal storage and up to 256GB of expandable memory through MicroSD card.
  • Camera: 21.5MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash and 16MP front camera with OIS, LED flash and autofocus.
  • Battery: 2700mAh non-removable battery.

Judging by the Xperia XA Ultra’s specifications, Sony definitely improved in the specs and especially the camera department. However, Sony hasn’t updated the phone’s chipset and battery. 2700mAh battery is still not enough for the Xperia XA Ultra with the 6-inch screen. Sony still needs to enhance the battery size. Even smartphones with less than 6-inch screen have 3000+mAh battery capacity such as the Galaxy S7. But still, it is a good step-up from Sony.

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But if Sony needs to compete with Samsung with the Galaxy Note 7 (which is coming on August 2 by the way), they need to improve the specifications of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra, especially in the battery department. Despite the large size, it packs a battery smaller than the 5.1″ Galaxy S7.

The Sony Xperia XA Ultra costs $370 in the US. It also comes with a 64GB MicroSD card which is a great add-on.